Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

27.4.1645 (Sunday 27 April 1645)

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Ap: 27: God was good to us this week in our health, peace and outward mercies; Mary Grant a bold wench whose mother had 6 or 7 bastards. her flesh rotted from her arms, complained she was gotten with child. oh Lord keep all thine from this scandalous wickedness. humble us for no such abomination ought to be named among us; the fellow she accused John Besse ran away, this day the Lord was good to me in the word. in standing by me and in enabling me in some measure for the same Lord accept pardon and seal my soul, my Cousin Abraham with me he is going into New England, the lord bless him and prosper him: